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killing rats for snake food can be messy. even worse for a skink.
keep in mind if you love rats or own pet rats, dont read!
i mean i do have to feed these animals and live food is good for them.
i "brain" the live rat so that the animal smells the fresh blood. this is usally a quick, but violent end for the rat.
in this case a baby rat. and rather than cutting it in half i stabed it with a sharp knife. the entrance wound went down threw the back and exited just below the rib cage on the left side. the kife only penetrated the left side.
i figured on instant death, normaly to kill rat pups or pinkies i stab them. however i am amzed by the fact that 1/2 half an hour later the animal is alive and well. acts like a normal rat. though it sounds a bit cruel i am letting it live. i must hit hit the money spot and missed the heart and all major artieries. more amzing is this is an animal smaller than a mouse, about 2.5 inches. the entrance wound is a little over 1/4 inch and exit is 1/8. mishapps happen but never like this.
live prey is messy, but it is cool to watch a snake or lizard eat a rat pinkie or pup.